current info

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Let’s Compare Arthur Turner's Accomplishments to the other 4 Candidates for Council in Prince George’s County District 6 rather than Steal his Signs

    Stealing my "Arthur Turner for Prince George's County Council District 6" sign by walking 40 plus feet onto my property inside my 6 foot fence into my field has moved me from passive to active support of the only man qualified by his record of citizen support for the position. Trying to silence my opinion now leads me to a louder statement of support of Arthur Turner and a closer look at the record of active county involvement over the last 15 years of all the candidates. I am not interested in familial relationships, but in demonstrable action. I am not swayed by whom one knows, but by what one has accomplished.

    I have to wonder what the criteria for support was used by the media, given a cursory comparison from the internet of Arthur Turner's record and advocacy, as compared to the other four candidates:

Title I Program Family and Parent Involvement Coordinator for Prince George's County Public Schools
1. Coalition of Central Prince George's County Community Org. – President
The ARC of Prince George's
2. Towns of Kettering Home Owners Association – President
Prince George's County NAACP
3. United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) – Chair of Board
Chaired, Freddie Mac Early Childhood Grant Fund for the Prince George's Community Foundation
4. Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee -Former Chair (3 Terms)
Elected to the Prince George's County Democratic Democratic Central Committee in the 25th District
5. Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce Quality of Life Committee – Former Chair
Appointed to Park & Planning Commissions Airports Advisory Committee
6. Elected Vice-Chair to the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee (25th Legislative District)
Appointed to the 2000 Prince George's County Charter Review Commission
7. Board of Directors Prince George's County Library Foundation – Member
Appointed by the Governor in 2007 to the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) Board of Trustees, Derrick was elected Chairman of the Board in December
8. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA – Blue Line Extension Advisory Group Committee) – Member
Shaw Area Optimist Club
9. Largo-Lottsford Area Sector Plan—Planning Advisory Group – Member
Girl and Boy Scouts
10. PEPCO Community Advisory Group (CAG) – Member
Shiloh Baptist Church Sunday School
11. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA – Transit Oriented Development Advisory Committee) – Member
Ivy Community Chairites of Prince George's
12. Prince George's County Citizens Police Academy – Graduate
Washington Fisk Alumni Association
13. Andrews Air force Base Honorary Commander
St. Mark;s Volunteers
14. Leadership Prince George's-Graduate
police officer with the county for twenty three years
15. Volunteer of the Year." Awarded by the Maryland Community Action Partnership/Maryland Head Start Association
Sisters to Sisters Empowerment
16. "Bridge Builders Award." Presented by The Prince George's Community Foundation
Largo High School PTA & Cheer;eaders
17. Appointed Prince George's County Liquor Inspector.
NAACP Freedom Fund Award
18. Spent hundreds of hours meeting with developers, their attorneys, and the MNCPPC to negotiate for the options we want
Literacy Council of Prince George's
19. Leading voice for upscale retail and quality, white tablecloth restaurants, fighting long and hard for the shopping and dining experiences
Prince George's Coomunity College Foundation
20. Worked for the opening of Arena Drive-Beltway Exit 16 24 hours a day
Prince George's County Community Foundation
21. Opposed to the construction of Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
Police officer with the county for twenty three years
22. Leading advocate for better customer service at our existing restaurants and retail stores
Mentor Attorney to other attorneys participating in the Maryland Pro Bono Foreclosure Project
23. Reached a landmark agreement with the developer of the new Capital Heights Shopping Center. The developer agreed to our demands that no fast-food restaurants
Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Board of Trustees, where he is currently the Vice President
24. For over a decade a leading voice calling for Prince George's County to diversify our economy by focusing on federal and state government agencies and attracting them here
Prince George's County resident for over 20 years
25. Convened a hearing of the Maryland Board of Public Works to discus moving the Department of Planning to Prince George's County
District Court Commissioner-Prince George's County
26. Over 70 links to articles that chronicle thousands of hours that 27/ Arthur has invested as an unpaid volunteer
Maryland State Police-Communications-Prince George's County
27. Community involvement and activism was featured in the Prince George's Suite magazine
Counselor for Intellectually Challenged Individuals
28. Long-time advocate and supporter of the Kettering Largo Mitchellville Boys and Girls Club

29. Arthur acted and led a community-based group that was successful in its fight to keep the Forestville State Police barracks open

No comments: